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Table 2 Characteristics of the study sample (n = 142)

From: Improving bone mineral density reporting to patients with an illustration of personal fracture risk

Characteristics All sites Site A Sample 56% Site B Sample 44%  
Gender, %     
Female 64 56 74 *0.03
Age, %     
50-59 35 29 44  
60-69 39 41 36  
70+ 26 30 21  
Education, %     
High school or less 22 30 13 *0.002
Some college 34 38 30  
College gaduate or more 44 32 57  
Race,%     
White 76 93 55 *< 0.001
Black 19 4 39  
Other 5 4 7  
Literacy, Mean (SD) Range 1-5 with higher number better literacy 3.3 (0.6) 3.4 (0.6) 3.2 (0.5)  
Numeracy, Mean (SD) Range 1-6 with higher number better numeracy 3.5 (1.4) 4.3 (1.2) 2.5 (0.9) *< 0.001
General health, %     
Excellent 14 13 15  
Very good 41 46 36  
Good 37 34 40  
Fair 8 7 8  
Poor 1 0 2  
Bone health, %     
History of previous DXA 46 38 55  
History of osteoporosis or osteopenia 24 19 31  
Fracture history 16 13 19  
  1. Note: *indicates variables for which the sites are significantly different (p < .05).